CLEAN UP OFFICE LEADERSHIP

DPP should resign for lack of concrete evidence in cases – Kajwang

Homa Bay senator accused the DPP of attempting to please the new administration.

In Summary
  • Kajwang insisted that there was a need to have institutions that are allowed to operate independently.
  • He said the office of DPP is broken, hence the need to clean up the institution's leadership.
Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji.
WAR ON GRAFT: Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji.
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Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji is under pressure to resign following the revelations that he recommended charges on some prominent personalities on flimsy grounds.

Homabay Senator Moses Kajwang said Haji should quit after he confessed to not having concrete evidence thus he did not have to prosecute cases.

Speaking on Citizen Television on Tuesday morning, Kajwang accused Haji of attempting to please the new administration.

“DPP is trying put George Kinoti under the bus but until he tells the country why he didn’t prosecute the Ruaraka matter, he should not cast aspersion of the DCI,” Kajwang said.

Kajwang insisted that there was a need to have institutions that are allowed to operate independently and have leaders of institutions who do not associate with the new administration.

He said the office of DPP is broken, hence the need to clean up the institution's leadership.

Kiambu Woman representative, Peninnah Gathoni Muchomba said Haji and Kinoti confessed to receiving strange orders.

“DCI stated that if the door is closed, he will pass through the window to smoke the gun which alludes to people closing the door for him to be able to execute justice,” she said.

Mukurwe-ini MP, John Kaguchia among other panellists supported the motion and said that they knew they were not doing the right thing.

“When the new administration took charge, why did they resign? Because they knew they had misused and abused their offices. Why were there no other officials resigning? Because he knew what he was doing was not right,” Kaguchia said.

The MP said there was trust between the DPP and DCI when they started working only for Haji to realise that the cases being forwarded by DCI were politically instigated. 

He said the DCI was neither sacked nor disbanded by the new administration.

He said that DCI was the hand used to untwist politicians to a certain kind of thinking.

“Anyone willing to be in coalition with the handshake brothers, their cases were either acquainted, forgiven or postponed. He was conned that his case had been withdrawn,” he said.

Former Law Society of Kenya chairman Isaac Okero said the dropping of charges by the DPP undermines the credibility of his office.

Okero told the Star Haji needs to come out clean on the matter and state whether he was under pressure from the political class and name the individuals who pushed him to make the decisions.

He said the DPP either did not do his job well or he was forced to fabricate charges.

“There is no escaping this, it is either we just have to question his credibility or competence. If some pushed him, they must bear the consequences,” he said.

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